Dean Moss has over 25 years’ experience in science, academia, business, management and commercialisation in Australia, USA and the UK. He has been managing director or senior business development executive of several health and biotech companies worldwide, including Agen Biomedical, AMRAD, Launch Diagnostics and United Drug. He established his own successful start-up business in the UK, York Medical Technologies.
Prior to moving into the commercial world, Dean was principal R&D scientist at Agen Biomedical. He also worked as an NH&MRC research scientist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. He is a recipient of the Campion-Ma-Playoust Memorial Award for Medical Research.
Since joining UniQuest Pty Ltd at The University of Queensland in 2006 as General Manager, Life Sciences, Dean has built a strong team that manages the intellectual property and its commercialisation at UQ and in partnership with four Australian universities (University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, James Cook University and University of Tasmania), the Mater Medical Research Institute and Queensland Health.
Dean is a board member of several Australian companies and a member of the investment committee of the pre-seed venture funds Uniseed, the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund and the New Zealand Government’s KiwiNet. He has contributed to raising over $50m in venture capital investment.